Monday, March 11, 2013

Read Over 700 Marvel First Issues Now for Free!

UPDATE: The servers through Marvel's app and website to get the free issues seems to be down most of the day because all of us fans are stocking up on this pretty sweet promotion here, I'm assuming. So keep eyes peeled for when they come back. I just want my comics Marvel! (pretty smart to market this and not be able to give the people the product due to "issues" with server…sure Marvel *wink wink*)

Marvel announced that they will letting over 700 first issues ranging from the beginnings all the way to Marvel Now books, which are very recent. This is a pretty big marketing tool Marvel is taking and pretty smart one too. It will draw old readers back and draw new readers in to the dark side of geek world.

“This is the perfect way to show everyone how much we believe in our material by letting them try the first issues for free, because we’re sure once they start, they won’t stop,” says Marvel SVP – Sales, Digital & Print David Gabriel. “Week in and week out we ask fans to come check out our new releases—both in print and digitally—with the promise that we’ll bring them the best comics made by the best talent and managed by the best editorial team in the industry. Now, existing and news fans [alike] can discover the heroes they know and love and learn about new ones all at the same time.”

There is a great mix of recent comics—such as UNCANNY AVENGERS, ALL-NEW X-MEN, CIVIL WAR, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN—in here alongside classic #1’s—AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR, CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS—so I’m confident in saying that no matter the era or the character you’re going to be very happy.

Also, I know many of you can't read 700 comics within a day. Not everyone can be like Will Hunting (too old of joke?). So Marvel is allowing you to download them all and they will remain on your account that you create through their website at or through their mobile app to read on your own slow paced time.

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